Leadership

Pat K. Schneider, CEO

Pat K. Schneider, CEO

Pat Schneider is a General Management “C-suite” executive with solid P&L experience and expertise in turnarounds. She has a strong consumer health and wellness products background in leading existing business units, opening new markets and launching products globally for organizations including: P&G, J&J, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bayer, Herbalife, Unigen, Metagenics, Twinlab and Nelson Bach.

Pat also serves as an advisor to the Nutrition Capital Network, an organization that connects investors with high-potential growth companies in the nutrition and wellness industry. Additionally, Pat writes for several nutritional journals and is a speaker at numerous health and wellness events.

Pat holds a BS in Microbiology, MBA in Finance & Marketing, JD in Commercial Law and is a licensed attorney in California and was actively practicing in the areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning.


Craig Rowles, DVM COO

Dr. Rowles brings a broad understanding of commercial production to Biova’s Operation team with a trained eye on opportunities for improvement and streamlining processes. Biova works with one of the largest commercial liquid whole-egg producers in the country and Craig is integral in ensuring a seamless transition from harvesting through production.

Prior to joining Biova, Dr. Rowles was a practicing veterinarian with a focus in modern swine production and health management. From there he went on to be a partner in Elite Pork Partnership, where he oversaw the management of the 8,000 sow farm until the business was sold.

Craig holds an EVP from University of Illinois and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University.


Todd Carlson, CFO

Todd Carlson, CFO

Todd joined Biova’s parent company, Henning Holdings in 2008 providing financial leadership and strategic planning to the 30+ companies within the Henning investment portfolio. Prior to joining Henning Holdings he was the Executive VP for a regional home builder that constructed approximately 500 homes per year. He also worked in several capacities with Maytag; from Branch Operations Manager, leading 360 employees and negotiating with multiple union organizations, to Director of Retail Merchandising, handling an annual merchandising budget of $50M.

Todd holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from Minnesota State University as well as a Master’s of Business Administration from University of Iowa.


Amanda Orloske, Senior Director, Marketing and International Sales

Amanda Orloske, Senior Director, Marketing and International Sales

Amanda brings over 10 years’ experience in Marketing and Sales in the nutritional and skin care industries. Prior to joining Biova, she was Marketing Manager with Unigen, Inc. an ingredient supplier in the dietary supplement and cosmetic segments. As a multi-talented team member, Amanda has covered all different aspects of marketing, including graphic design, web development and CRM management. She has also been an integral part of sales; contributing through not only sales support and development of needed sales tools, but has also been instrumental in key account sales calls and customer presentations. Mrs. Orloske holds a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management and an MBA, with a focus in Marketing & Entrepreneurship in each degree.

Casey Peters, Quality Control and Regulatory Compliance Manager

Casey Peters, Quality Control and Regulatory Compliance Manager

Casey came to Biova from a background with BASF Plant Science working as a field analytics associate and a logistics coordinator, where he coordinated sample management in the near infrared laboratory (NIR).

Supervising a team of individuals they converted low-throughput processes to high-throughput, including process improvement to meet tight deadlines. Mr. Peters also worked as the evening lab manager for Eurofins in Des Moines, Iowa, performing several different tests and monitoring ongoing experiments. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with a minor in Physics from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.


Jacob Beck, Production Manager

Jake joined Biova in 2012 as a Production Technician, learning the ins-and-outs of Biova’s patented manufacturing process until he finally took over as Production Manager in 2015. Jake oversees both the harvesting operations, which takes place on site at one of our supplier farms, as well as production at our plant. Jake’s role at Biova includes project management for facilities improvement and equipment maintenance and upgrades.

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